What I'm Working On - Framing Art

Framing art is an art in itself. Done well, it can make or break any piece, whether it's worth pennies or millions. When designing a home, I always factor in where the art will be placed from the electrical layout, colour of the walls to where the room's focal point will be. It's imperative to add art to your home to give it personality. Original art is worth the investment in my opinion, which doesn't have to be expensive. But, even a good print or a drawing your child brought home from school can look amazing when framed and matted properly. Here are some examples of art we had framed for projects. Some are  valuable, some affordable…all beautiful.

IMG_7948This is a dramatic little painting. Small but mighty.IMG_7949Keeping it classic with a gold frame and linen matting.IMG_7955We framed these similar prints to look "old and inherited". IMG_7959Mixing different styles of black frames in this gallery wall keeps it interesting yet controlled, so to not overwhelm the fine ink drawings.IMG_7970We left the 60's frame on this original Joseph Plaskett painting to maintain the value.IMG_7946The frame on this Matisse piece is intentionally delicate. The subtle gold detail looks beautiful with the other gold pieces in the room.

IMG_7964I love how each raised box on this work is its own piece of original art. The orange background gives it a pop-art feel, which is fun.

IMG_7981Finally, this sweet black and white picture of my dog Angus was drawn by my daughter when she was a little girl. I had it custom framed. Priceless.